Milijana Babić: Santa


Production, 2004
International event, Festival Interakcje (Public Performance)

In this project the performer is hidden beneath the familiar red and white costume, begging on the knees, in silence. Dropping coins into a Coca Cola can and in return, members of the audience are given a coloring-in drawing of Santa, with the message Colour me in and give me a name!

The already complex history of Santa Claus becomes even more questionable in post-socialist states such as Croatia and Slovenia, which have witnessed a complete transformation of this image. The previous atheist was reborn as a church lover, and his name was accordingly changed from a worldly one into a Christian one, while the time of his arrival moved from New Year back to Christmas.

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Dec 22nd 10:00 - 16:00
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Piotrków Trybunalski / Poland
Festival Interakcje
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Dec 24th 11:00 - 16:00
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Jul 11th - Jul 12th
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Dec 23rd
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Aug 15th
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May 10th 12:00